Should I enter a live Tourney after studying poker for 2 months?

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Playing Live Poker is very different in that there are rules you must follow and obey, Playing out of Turn is one such rule and depending on the Casino can incur different Penalties Like having a warning or even a disqualification if it is continued, I have a Friend who was always doing it at our weekly Pub games and I warned him not to do it at the casino as it does have Consequences.
On-line you cannot possibly do it, and our Friendly Pub Games, We let it slide, but after doing it several times in the Casino, he received a Verbal warning the first time, had to sit out a full rotation of the button on his 2nd infraction, then 2 full rotations on his third infraction which ultimately Blinded him out of the game as Antes had been introduced by that point.
Faking bets is also frowned upon and if someone bets into you and your are considering a bluff, twirling your chips in your fingers and you accidentally drop one, If it crosses the Line the Dealer has to accept it as a call! and you will be forced to match the bet. So you need to be extra careful in your actions.
As others have already posted on this topic it might be a better Idea to play in smaller Tournaments before you Invest 125 Euros in a big Tournament, It is always better to test the Water before you Dive in Head First.
 
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Hy Guys I just busted from the 100 eu entry 100k GTD MTT. finished 98/103. I made a rookie mistake at the table.

I went it investing in the experience not expecting to win or anything, just to play well, get some 3bets in once I get more comfortable, have fun and learn from the experience.

Boy did I learn the hard way hahaha...

6handed Blinds 100/200 Hand: JJ Pos: BB
LJ limps
HJ raises 500
I raise 1500
HJ raises 3000
I call
Flop: 8 6 4 I think with a flush draw
HJ has lost about 80% of hands the whole game about 40mins in.
I ask how many chips he has left, he slightly moves the ones in front... the 5000 chips are hidden behind his front 2 or 3 stacks...

It's my mistake believing he had so few chips, I thought to myself like 60bbs

we started with 30,000stack 100/100 , bb ante

😭 I put him all in he shows his AA,
makes sense, how did he make that call though...
I easily could have had set... bad play on my part anyways, If I did It again I probably would like a small bet 33%/ a check on the flop.

Is that how you'd play a set? Would you actually be 3B/calling a 4B with 44, 66, 88 in BB out of position? And if you had... would you lead out.. All-In?
What range of hands would 3B in BB and then call a 4Bet Out Of Position? .. And then 'donk' shove (donking = leading into the preflop raiser/aggressor).

Honestly your hand looked like a rookie playing TT, JJ, maybe QQ & donk-shoving for fear of an overcard hitting on turn/river and not knowing how to play postflop.

Personally I'd deposit a couple hundred and get playing a bunch of microstakes MTT's online and don't bother with any more of the freerolls (you'll learn too many bad habits that you'll need to re-learn later on)

P.S. you don't need to follow any bankroll Management guidelines for playing the occasional live tournament (or even online if you're able to deposit when you feel like it). Bankroll Management is for players who are either a) playing for a living b) playing with one set bankroll that they intend to use without needing to add another deposit to it. fwiw, for an online Bankroll it's suggested to have closer to 400 buyins for whatever stake you're winning at. (200 at a minimum). But for a Live tourney... doesn't matter if you only have 1 buyin. Who cares. Spend it and have some fun!!!

You'll look back one day and think/say "WOW! What an eff'n donkey I was at that tournament!" But this is a good thing because if you're not saying this a year from now... something is very wrong ;)
 
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Is that how you'd play a set? Would you actually be 3B/calling a 4B with 44, 66, 88 in BB out of position? And if you had... would you lead out.. All-In?
What range of hands would 3B in BB and then call a 4Bet Out Of Position? .. And then 'donk' shove (donking = leading into the preflop raiser/aggressor).

Honestly your hand looked like a rookie playing TT, JJ, maybe QQ & donk-shoving for fear of an overcard hitting on turn/river and not knowing how to play postflop.

Personally I'd deposit a couple hundred and get playing a bunch of microstakes MTT's online and don't bother with any more of the freerolls (you'll learn too many bad habits that you'll need to re-learn later on)

P.S. you don't need to follow any Bankroll Management guidelines for playing the occasional live tournament (or even online if you're able to deposit when you feel like it). Bankroll Management is for players who are either a) playing for a living b) playing with one set bankroll that they intend to use without needing to add another deposit to it. fwiw, for an online Bankroll it's suggested to have closer to 400 buyins for whatever stake you're winning at. (200 at a minimum). But for a Live tourney... doesn't matter if you only have 1 buyin. Who cares. Spend it and have some fun!!!

You'll look back one day and think/say "WOW! What an eff'n donkey I was at that tournament!" But this is a good thing because if you're not saying this a year from now... something is very wrong ;)
got you, you broke down the preflop betting perfectly, and no I wouldn't play any of the potential sets that way in any scenario your right. My eyes were lying to me and along with the nerves of the whole thing I didn't consider there no way he could have 40bbs at that point in the tourney. As I said the valuable stacks were hidden behind, and based off of that I went allin. I was honestly so shocked when I seen the 2 big stack appear from nowhere...

Thanks for the pointers I'll take on the online mtts and bankroll advice
 
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Playing Live Poker is very different in that there are rules you must follow and obey, Playing out of Turn is one such rule and depending on the Casino can incur different Penalties Like having a warning or even a disqualification if it is continued, I have a Friend who was always doing it at our weekly Pub games and I warned him not to do it at the casino as it does have Consequences.
On-line you cannot possibly do it, and our Friendly Pub Games, We let it slide, but after doing it several times in the Casino, he received a Verbal warning the first time, had to sit out a full rotation of the button on his 2nd infraction, then 2 full rotations on his third infraction which ultimately Blinded him out of the game as Antes had been introduced by that point.
Faking bets is also frowned upon and if someone bets into you and your are considering a Bluff, twirling your chips in your fingers and you accidentally drop one, If it crosses the Line the Dealer has to accept it as a call! and you will be forced to match the bet. So you need to be extra careful in your actions.
As others have already posted on this topic it might be a better Idea to play in smaller Tournaments before you Invest 125 Euros in a big Tournament, It is always better to test the Water before you Dive in Head First.
no one played out out of turn are you just making the point that the dealer/ me should have done something about it. I was nervous since it was my first live game and when I seen the AA I knew it was over, so a warning wouldn't have affected my game outcome... right ?
 
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Yeah do the free clones or the micros if you finish in the money it will feel better than the free one
 
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Hi, I've been studying pokercoaching.com videos the last 2 months and have pokercoaching.com premium the last month. I play almost 1 free roll tourney a day. So I would say I've been taking poker seriously for the past month is it too much to take a shot at the Irish poker open/ tours? Buy in 125 EU - 200 when all I have played is freerolls online.

The justification to play in 1 of these in my head is like ok some % is going for my actual confidence in my game and another or most of the buy in is going towards an investment into gaining live tourney exp. Is this a good idea ? Feel like maybe 1 tourney wouldn't hurt much, and all of these games are conveniently on in the next 1- 2 months.

Open to your thoughts/advice.
I think this is a great Idea. You need to play a live tourney so that you can experience the live event for yourself. Don't expect to win your first tournament. You might find that most people don't study poker from books or classes, they learn from experience. So, the level of play that you might expect is actually lower, but don't let that fool you there is always a reason for it. Good luck and don't let the boredom throw your game off.
 
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